Letters to the Editor

March 31, 2022

Dear Editor: Municipal Budget – Our Taxes In March, the Township Council introduced the 2022 Municipal Budget.  The budget prioritizes the improving of municipal services while ensuring that the town runs as cost effectively as possible.  Our proposed spending plan achieves our goal; I am ...

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I understand that the garbage collection contract for our town is expiring. According to Mr. Phil Marino, general foreman of the Refuse and Recycling Department, we might see an increase in the cost to Yorktown of approximately $500,000 more, which are increases in labor costs and fuel. First of ...

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To the Editor: Last week, I received a postcard in the mail urging me to sign a petition to “demand alternative solutions” to the proposed Broad Street West building, which was presented at the Common Council Meeting on Feb. 9  I urge anyone who is considering signing (based on the misleading ...

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While New Jersey is undeniably a global leader in innovation, a closer look beyond this success shows that our education system can be doing more to support the success of all New Jersey students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), paving a path to a stronger innovation ...

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While New Jersey is undeniably a global leader in innovation, a closer look beyond this success shows that our education system can be doing more to support the success of all New Jersey students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), paving a path to a stronger innovation ...

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What if the Township Council actually attended this Thursday's meeting at the Country Club and got a sense of how the town feels about the desire of the Planning Board to turn Sparta into warehouse central? Would they understand that the trust handed to them as elected officials is NOT to rubber ...

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To the Editor: Let the Council know how concerned you are about their handling of Post Office Plaza! I thought it must be an early April Fool’s joke. When I checked my Facebook feed at about 9:00 pm Tuesday night I could hardly believe what I was reading.  Less than 23 hours before the ...

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Meest America, 600 Markely Place, Port Reading, Woodbridge NJ is accepting  checks, clothing, food, meds for Ukaine.. Meest has trucks, ships, planes taking goods to Poland daily...  

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While New Jersey is undeniably a global leader in innovation, a closer look beyond this success shows that our education system can be doing more to support the success of all New Jersey students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), paving a path to a stronger innovation ...

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Dear Editor: Late last night (3/29/2022) the Borough announced it was once again postponing the long-awaited Town Hall meetings regarding the Post Office Plaza Redevelopment Project.  It is the second time these meetings were postponed and, interestingly enough, both postponements were done at ...

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We have just learned that the Borough's contracted attorney for the New Providence Zoning Board has been suspended from practicing law for three years due to his violation of nine different ethics rules in his private practice. This is the second time that this same Borough attorney, Philip J.

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Calling all Colonia High School (CHS) alumni…I am in urgent need of your help! For those who don’t know me, my name is Al Lupiano and I graduated CHS class of ’89. My three siblings graduated class of ’91, ’95, and ’98. My wife Michele – class of ’91. A few weeks ago, we very suddenly and ...

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I would like to first offer some broad-brush comments about the financials of the Broad Street West Redevelopment Project. At your earlier meeting, Robert Powell of Nassau Capital Advisors explained the finances, but full disclosure to taxpayers requires more. As we know, the proposed project is ...

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Calling all Colonia High School (CHS) alumni…I am in urgent need of your help! For those who don’t know me, my name is Al Lupiano and I graduated CHS class of ’89. My three siblings graduated class of ’91, ’95, and ’98. My wife Michele – class of ’91. A few weeks ago, we very suddenly and ...

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Calling all Colonia High School (CHS) alumni…I am in urgent need of your help! For those who don’t know me, my name is Al Lupiano and I graduated CHS class of ’89. My three siblings graduated class of ’91, ’95, and ’98. My wife Michele – class of ’91. A few weeks ago, we very suddenly and ...

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Calling all Colonia High School (CHS) alumni…I am in urgent need of your help! For those who don’t know me, my name is Al Lupiano and I graduated CHS class of ’89. My three siblings graduated class of ’91, ’95, and ’98. My wife Michele – class of ’91. A few weeks ago, we very suddenly and ...

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Dear Berkeley Heights BOE, Thank you for voting to include Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the school district's strategic plan. Over the past two years, we have seen the district make significant strides to make DEI an integral and organic part of its approach to improving both school ...

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To the Editor: We are coming into another election season. This is clearly evident because the sheriff and the county commissioners are once again bragging and taking credit for the success, and financial gain, from programs that were introduced by the opposite party in the last sheriff’s ...

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On February 25th the Montclair Town Council passed a resolution in support of the Reparations Task Force Act for New Jersey (A938/S386,) joining Newark and Trenton in this public support. Since, Essex County, Mercer County, Plainfield, South Orange and Maplewood have also passed similar ...

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There are a number of people trying to draw a connection between past campaign donations received by Christine Quinn and Josh Hertzberg from the International Longshoremen's Association and the proposed 33 Demarest Rd warehouse project.   Do we even know that this will create ILA union jobs?  If ...

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On February 25th the Montclair Town Council passed a resolution in support of the Reparations Task Force Act for New Jersey (A938/S386,) joining Newark and Trenton in this public support. Since, Essex County, Mercer County, Plainfield, South Orange and Maplewood have also passed similar ...

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I sent this email to Mr. D'Aquila and Ms. Penna in response to their TAPinto Response to my letter published earlier this week. Dear Mike and Angela, I would like to address the inaccurate statements in your TAPinto letter to the editor. I was happy to see that you did not refute the facts ...

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I sent this email to Mr. D'Aquila and Ms. Penna in response to their TAPinto Response to my letter published earlier this week. Dear Mike and Angela, I would like to address the inaccurate statements in your TAPinto letter to the editor. I was happy to see that you did not refute the facts ...

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Watching the war unfold in Ukraine, witnessing women and children being killed by artillery fire, brings back horrific memories of my time serving our country in Kassan. We were 5,000 Marines on a base surrounded by 50,000 North Vietnam Army Regulars. For a period of roughly 70 days, we were hit ...

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Watching the war unfold in Ukraine, witnessing women and children being killed by artillery fire, brings back horrific memories of my time serving our country in Kassan. We were 5,000 Marines on a base surrounded by 50,000 North Vietnam Army Regulars. For a period of roughly 70 days, we were hit ...

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Watching the war unfold in Ukraine, witnessing women and children being killed by artillery fire, brings back horrific memories of my time serving our country in Kassan. We were 5,000 Marines on a base surrounded by 50,000 North Vietnam Army Regulars. For a period of roughly 70 days, we were hit ...

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Dear Editor: At this week’s Council meeting, we announced the return of several of our spring events for the first time in two years. Our Easter Egg Hunt, Earth Day Cleanup and Memorial Day festivities will all be back. Scroll down for details and save the dates!   This week, we welcome two ...

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Dear Editor: It’s not often we can watch corruption reported on in real time. By corruption, I mean our legislature and related county governments, who, not liking a court ruling on a case enforcing transparency and integrity for the public interests appears to be planning an end-runaround the ...

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To the Editor:  Next Steps On Post Office Plaza (POP)? Some Thoughts on Chatham Borough Councilperson Jocelyn Mathiasen’s letter to the editor on March 21, 2022. The next step should be the first step, something this or previous Mayors and Councils have never done. The first step is to ...

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"As you sow, so shall you reap" I used to be puzzled by the amount of bullying in our schools. But after watching how our district leaders treat their fellow team members during BOE meetings, after reading their recent article, after seeing how their supporters behave on social media, how ...

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